https://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/publications/rss.xml/125/17 en Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harpooned in Iceland was rare blue/fin whale hybrid https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/renewed-calls-commercial-whaling-end-genetic-testing-proves-whale-harpooned-iceland-was-rare-bl <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 20 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="166" title="Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp" alt="Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp" src="/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.</p> <p>There was international outcry after it was revealed that on July 7, whalers working for Kristjan Loftsson&rsquo;s Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved in fin whaling, had killed a whale which photographic evidence strongly suggested was either a blue whale or a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/renewed-calls-commercial-whaling-end-genetic-testing-proves-whale-harpooned-iceland-was-rare-bl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Blue Whale commercial whaling fin whale fin whale hybrid iceland Iceland whalers Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:21:48 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113719 at https://www.ifaw.org Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tech-giant-baidu-joins-ifaw-save-wildlife <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 22 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="350" height="233" title="Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife" alt="Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife" src="/sites/default/files/Dreamstime_xxl_3064627%20-%20Snow%20leopard%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and <a href="https://www.baidu.com/">Baidu</a>, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu&rsquo;s headquarters in Beijing.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tech-giant-baidu-joins-ifaw-save-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Baidu biodiversity China Chinese conservation crime cybercrime giant government IFAW Internet online online wildlife trade platform public awareness social media tech technology trade trafficking Wildlife Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:49:02 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113649 at https://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after three-year hiatus https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-fin-whaling-company-resumes-hunting-endangered-whales-after-three-year-hiatus <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 20 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="190" title="Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after three-year hiatus" alt="Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th" src="/sites/default/files/109803_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-fin-whaling-company-resumes-hunting-endangered-whales-after-three-year-hiatus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Fin Whales Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Minke Whale whale meat whale watch whale watching whales Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:38:58 +0000 adintino 113645 at https://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife crime https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/interpol-ifaw-co-host-cross-sector-workshop-address-cyber-enabled-wildlife-crime <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 5 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="350" height="233" title="INTERPOL &amp; IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife crime" alt="INTERPOL &amp; IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife " src="/sites/default/files/IFAW%20DT%20-%20Typing%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings&nbsp;together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices.</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/interpol-ifaw-co-host-cross-sector-workshop-address-cyber-enabled-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy academics animals best practices body parts collaboration criminal networks cyber-enabled cybercrime endangered enforcement government IFAW Internet Interpol live animals marketplace network NGO online online technology company partnership platform policymaker private public report sector social media species specimens threat threatened Wildlife Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade wildlife trafficking workshop Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:35:36 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113602 at https://www.ifaw.org Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the scale of online wildlife trade https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 24 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia, but the reality is that it is a global problem. The internet provides customers and wildlife traffickers access to a vast marketplace, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Thu, 24 May 2018 08:41:47 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 113523 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-latest-report-online-wildlife-trade-highlights-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key- <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 23 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries" alt="IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o" src="/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><em>Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products </em></em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-latest-report-online-wildlife-trade-highlights-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Tue, 22 May 2018 21:15:19 +0000 adintino 113495 at https://www.ifaw.org